Energy Assessments for your Business

 

Why are Energy Assessments needed for Businesses?

Due to the rapidly rising energy costs plus the revisions of the stricter EU environmental regulations businesses must now seek immediate energy reduction solutions.

Energy Assessments & the benefit

Today organisations and many building owners who control air conditioning systems have statutory obligations and duties to now revise the operation and maintenance of air conditioning systems to help most importantly save £££!

Today’s energy assessments will enable you to meet requirements of Energy Performance of buildings regulations of 2007. This means that regular inspections should be undertaken ensuring that outputs of 12kW of comfort cooling on any site is monitored and improved.

We offer a list of services dedicated to energy saving and assessments such as the few mentioned below:

  • Building and Energy Management Systems
  • Energy Efficient lighting
  • Metering Solutions
  • Power optimisation
  • Renewable Energy Services

If you would like to know more information on Energy Assessments and some of the other services we offer please click here to be forwarded to our information page.

 

Yet more energy price increases for 2013.

It’s official – the UK’s major energy suppliers will raise prices, announcing an 8.2% increase in domestic bills, meaning the average annual dual fuel energy bill will rise by £106 to £1,380.

Citizens Advice is expecting an “avalanche” of increases but has called on the other energy firms to freeze prices.  “This price rise will be a blow for stretched budgets,” said the charity’s chief executive Gillian Guy.  Tell us something we didn’t know.

“I hope other energy firms show an understanding of their customers’ financial situation by not raising their prices this winter.  Many households are facing a daily battle try to make their frozen incomes cover mounting energy, food and travel costs. Further increases will push people into poverty.”  SSE’s price rises will affect about 4.4 million domestic electricity customers and 2.9 million domestic gas customers.  Roughly 11% of a customer’s bill goes towards government programmes to save energy, reduce emissions and tackle climate change, according to regulator Ofgem.

If you are a business and want to see how you could potentially save energy costs, speak to BMS Ltd – a UK Midlands based Air Conditioning Building and Maintenance company that has established itself as a key player in the Building Services market place, providing energy assessments. They can help with building effective energy solutions to mounting heating and gas services.  Contact BMS on 01455 552 209, email, or browse the website http://www.bmsaircon.co.uk.

 

What Energy Assessment means to you

An energy assessment is an inspection, survey and analysis of energy flows for energy conservation in a building aiming to reduce the amount of energy input into the system without negatively affecting the output.  When the object of study is an occupied building then reducing energy consumption while maintaining or improving human comfort, health and safety are of primary concern. Beyond simply identifying the sources of energy use, an energy assessment aims to prioritise the energy uses according to the greatest to least cost effective opportunities for energy savings.

The term energy assessment is most commonly used to describe a broad spectrum of energy studies ranging from a quick walk-through of a facility to identify major problem areas to a comprehensive analysis of the implications of alternative energy efficiency measures sufficient to satisfy the financial criteria of sophisticated investors. Audit is required to identify the most efficient and cost-effective Energy Conservation Opportunities (ECOs) or Measures (ECMs).

The main issues of an energy assessments are:

  • The analysis of building and utility data, including the installed equipment and analysis of energy bills;
  • The survey of the real operating conditions;
  • The understanding of the building behaviour and of the interactions with weather, occupancy and operating schedules;
  • The selection and the evaluation of energy conservation measures;
  • The estimation of energy saving potential;
  • The identification of customer concerns and needs.

For more information on energy assessments, talk to Building & Maintenance Services Limited (BMS Aircon) – a leading provider of extensive property services, installation and preventative maintenance for all types of air conditioning, refrigeration, ventilation, electrical and mechanical implementations. Call us on 01455 552 209 or email info@bmsaircon.co.uk.

Keep Your HVAC in Good Shape this Summer

Your air conditioning system will be working overtime in the UK heatwave this summer – follow the BMS Aircon tips to ensure your heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC) is working at its best:

1. Don’t let your HVAC work more than is necessary. And don’t let your office get too hot before turning it on. It’s key to regulate your temperature so as not to stress your unit. Keep doors and windows closed when your AC is turned on, and keep shades and curtains drawn on very hot days. Avoid having direct sunlight streaming in through doors and windows. As much as possible, don’t operate other heat-generating appliances in the daytime when your AC is going to be working.

2. Replace your air filters on a regular basis. Do this at least once every 3 months. Experts estimate that you can reduce your energy cost by as much as 10% by keeping up on this task. And the cleaner air will benefit your staff’s health as well. Air conditioning energy assessments are often undervalued!

3. Keep your thermostat constant. Changing your thermostat’s setting constantly can result in inefficiency. If you wish you can increase the temperature by a few degrees in the day time while you are away. When in cooling mode, switch on your AC fan to prevent hot or cold pockets from forming. This can also help prevent your condenser from icing up.

4. Keep your outside unit free of dust and dirt. Clear plants and other items from around its perimeter for at least 12-18 inches. Ensure also that indoor vents remain unobstructed to keep air circulation going for industrial air conditioning, this is so important.

5. Schedule regular tune-ups Have a reliable HVAC technician perform maintenance checks on your unit, preferably before the beginning of summer.

For more information and support for your air conditioning, please call BMS Aircon on 01455 552 209 or have a look at our air conditioning website.